24 February 2020

The Young Communist League of South Africa, Moses Mabhida Statement on the assassination of Lower South Coast District Secretary, Cde Khaya Mbambo

The YCLSA in the Moses Mabhida Province , has learnt with deep shock and sadness, of the death of its District Secretary in the Lower South Coast District Comrade Khaya Mbambo. The YCLSA expresses its heartfelt condolences to the Mbambo family for the great loss encountered.

Comrade Malunguza, as he was affectionately known, died yesterday evening through a hail of bullets. He was with three others, when an unknown assassin pulled a high powered rifle on them, fatally shooting Cde Khaya and one other while injuring two others, whom are still recovering in hospital. He was a product of our national democratic revolutionary alliance’s preparatory school, having served in the lower structures of the Young Communist League of South Africa, from Branch Secretary to a District Secretary in the Lower South Coast, also served as member of the Regional Executive Committee of the African National Congress Youth League and later as an Organising Secretary of SANCO in LSC.

At the time of his death, he was also a Provincial Convener of the newly established SANCO Youth Congress and SANCO NEC member.

The YCLSA calls on law enforcement agencies to leave no stones unturned to speedily resolve and arrest his merciless assassins. We further call on the Esparanza and Greater Umzumbe communities to come forward and work with authorities for a speedy resolution of this heinous crime against our comrade, Malunguza.

He leaves behind his wife Cde Nqobile and his siblings.

U Fasimba dips its revolutionary flag in honour of Cde Khaya.

Lala ngoxolo Cde Malunguza, Mageba ngobisi leenhlunu abanye begeza ngamanzi, your contribution to the struggle for advancement of National Democratic Revolution towards socialism was never in vain.

YCLSA Provincial and Lower South Coast District leadership along with the ANCYL regional leadership will be visiting the Mbambo family home later today at 4pm.

Details of memorial and funeral services will be announced in due course, after consultation with the family.


Sandile Dayi
YCLSA Provincial Secretary 0726670757
District Chairperson
Mzamo Nyawose 0677322839